Risborough's Geri Nicosia won in the second round of the 2019 Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Thruxton last weekend, continuing his impressive form at the track.

A 31 car entry started the Saturday qualifying and Nicosia was straight out of the blocks, eager to prove his credentials with two fast laps that left him heading the qualifying times.

Race one on Saturday afternoon saw Nicosia launch one of his now trademark blistering starts as he moved from seventh up to second by the time the cars exited the Seagrave.

Back to second by lap 10, Nicosia had work to do to continue his winning run at Thruxton. Within two laps, the gap was down to 0.27s, coming down to the chicane on the penultimate lap, Nicosia was still in second place but right on the leader’s tail. A dive inside saw Nicosia cross the line (albeit with a lap to go) with a lead of 6/100ths.

There was still time for drama, the lead changed twice more on the final lap with Nicosia ending victorious.

Sunday’s race saw a fifth place start for Nicosia.

The following battle involved four to eight cars during parts of the race, all so close you could almost throw a blanket over them as the GT5 drivers put on a show in the live televised race.

On lap nine, Nicosia was back in fourth place, but still just 0.6 seconds off the lead. Fourth became third on lap 10, and second on lap 12 but Nicosia was still unable to find a way past over the final two laps, having to settle in the end for second place, just 0.2 shy of the win.

After the race, Nicosia said: “It’s been a great weekend, I really wanted the double win this year, but I’ve taken a good haul of points and extended my championship lead, so can’t complain at that."